This is a Full time one-year course, which runs from September to May. Exact details of the timetable will be given out to students during the induction process prior to class commencement in September.
This course is an excellent upskilling and portfolio course for students who wish to progress to either media or TV/film degrees or employment. Students gain highly practical skills in a range of techniques used in today’s TV and digital film industry. Areas covered include drama, documentary news packages, and single-camera interviews. Graduates have received offers of a direct entry to the second year in the BA in Film and TV in IADT (National Film School), and offers of both second and third-year advanced entry in the BA in Film Broadcasting in DKIT.
- Relevant Level 5 QQI Award
- Degree Graduates
- For Mature applicants (aged 21 or over) – appropriate experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications. Note: Mature applicants may be entitled to VTOS funding. For details about VTOS, please contact the college.
- Applicants whose first language is not English require level B2 competency on the CEFR language framework. Applicants may be required to undergo English language testing to establish their language competency.
- Documentary Production
- Scriptwriting for Film and Television Drama
- Editing Practice and Techniques
- Film and Digital Video Production
- Research and Reporting for Digital Media
- Television and Video Studio Production
- Personal and Professional Development
Level 6 QQI Award Film and Television Production (6M18534)
This is a very practical course where the student will develop a personal portfolio of work; structured and produced to television and video industry standards. Students will use professional digital cameras, and editing techniques and practice using Avid Media Composer software. This course includes field reporting techniques with group trips to record material for news packages. Past trips have included: Commissioner of Irish Lights, IMMA, The DLR Lexicon, and Eirtakon.
Free Full Suit of Adobe Creative Cloud Software for all students on this course for one year to facilitate portfolio and assessment work.
All DFEi students are provided with an M365 account, which gives them access to the tools and resources needed to deliver assessment work while attending their course. M365 Apps include Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and OneDrive.
Students will have an extensive portfolio from their coursework in Television and Film, and Scriptwriting. This portfolio may be used for application to the IADT and other Higher Education Institutes and Universities.
Assessment techniques will be used to assess the knowledge and skills that students will have achieved on successful completion of modules:
- Student Record
- Portfolio/Collection of Work
- Skills Demonstration
A full major award is granted on passing the relevant eight components. On successful completion of each component, you will be awarded a pass, a merit, or a distinction grade. See www.qqi.ie for more details
Although Level 6 is directed more at employment whereas Level 5 is the primary CAO route, Graduates are eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme to a range of higher certificate and degree programmes, at Universities, Institutes of Technology and Technological Universities using their full QQI Level 5 and Level 6 major awards. Places are not guaranteed and are subject to students meeting certain criteria. It is the students’ responsibility to consult with the relevant HEI for information on the admissions process, especially if a student is looking for advanced entry into third level. Students may also refer to the QQI FET section of the CAO website. www.cao.ie
Examples of CAO progression routes are listed below.
BA Film and Television Production (DK864)
Dundalk Institute of Technology – www.dkit.ie
BA Creative Digital Media (TU982)
Technological University Dublin (Tallaght) – www.tud.ie
BA TV, Radio, and New Media (MT812) – Advanced entry into 2nd Year consideration
Munster Technological University (Kerry) – www.mtu.ie
BA Film and TV Production (DK864) – Advanced entry into 2nd Year consideration
Institute of Technology Dundalk – www.dkit.ie
BA Film Broadcasting (TU983)
Technological University Dublin (City) – www.tud.ie
BA Media Studies (MH109)
Maynooth University – www.nuimaynooth.ie
BA Television Production (DL844) – Advanced entry into 2nd Year consideration
BA Film Production (DL843) – Advanced entry into 2nd Year consideration
BA New Media Studies (DL837) – Advanced entry into 2nd Year consideration
IADT, Dún Laoghaire (National Film School) – www.iadt.ie
Most graduates opt to advance to further studies, while others have gained direct employment with media broadcasters, film and TV companies, and web content-related employment.